Facilitator: Dr Rakeshnie Ramoutar-Prieschl currently holds the position of Head of Department: Research Capacity Development at the University of Pretoria where she is responsible for the portfolio that includes: (i) grants management, (ii) early career training and mentorship, as well as driving (iii) strategic partnerships in support of staff doctoral candidates. She has been appointed as a facilitator, lecturer and trainer for numerous projects in Africa geared towards strengthening the research and grants management capacity, both at universities as well as science granting councils.


Target Group: Early Career Researchers and Postdoctoral Fellows


Background: The workshop focuses on the challenges that Early Career Researchers (ECRs) face, and shares with the delegates the institutional and national plans in place. The workshop emphasises the opportunities and support interventions available to ECRs.The final leg of this workshop addresses how women in Science, Technology, Engineering  and Mathematics (STEM) can build their careers as ECRs.


The following topics will be covered:

  • What is the ECR?
  • The barriers facing ECRs
  • The "Silent Majority"
  • Institutional Support Interventions
  • National Plans to support ECRs
  • Finding funding for ECRs
  • Grant opportunities for ECRs
  • Women in Science


If you would like to attend the workshop above, please complete the following form and submit. A message on the page will indicate that the form has been successfully submitted and an email confirming receipt of the form will be sent to the email address given. 

Kindly note that submitting a registration form is not confirmation that you have been included as a participant for this workshop.

The status of your registration will be communicated via email once registration has closed.








What campus are you based at?:














I commit to full attendance of the workshop on the specified dates and if unable to attend, I will notify Jadine Januarie at The Office of Research Development.

I have discussed this workshop with my manager/supervisor and they have agreed to release me for the duration of the workshop.





 Security code

*Please Note: This information is required for DHET reporting purposes.


The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI Act) has been promulgated and implemented on 1 July 2020. All personal identifiable information provided by you shall be treated in accordance with this statute and only used for academic and academic administration purposes, as indicated by the University Privacy Policy. I hereby provide consent for use of all my personal identifiable information provided to the University for the aforesaid purposes.

This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

20 September 2022


Online via MS Teams

Registration is open (online form available on this page).


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie